Scampers Weekly Recap - March 16, 2018
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Dear --FNAME--
What a great week we've had, and now that we're past that hurdle of daylight savings time body clock adjustment, we can appreciate these longer days and brighter afternoons. We're able to get the pooches out for fresh air for longer periods, and they're getting snoot-fuls of it.
We hope you have a
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

You'll want to get out your favorite green duds for the occasion, but consider employing many layers - we're going to see some "interesting" springtime weather all weekend long.
The NY Times says it's okay
for furbabies to sleep in the bed too
For all the people who feel guilty for allowing your beloved furbabies to sleep on the bed with you...

Don't worry! Science is telling us it's alright!


Every once in a while we come across a dog-oriented joke.

This one's todays:

Happy Friday!

Watch for the updates of our framed Friday Funny in our reception area.

We'll also make sure they're posted on our Facebook page so you can share them with your friends.
Heard 'Round the Water Bowl
We're a pretty close knit group of pooches - we form strong friendships, and we get to know each other very well. When new pooches join us, we love to introduce them around and get them started in their Scampering adventures - that's why they call us the "Welcome Waggin".

Our Welcome Waggin team has been super busy at both our locations happily welcoming lots of newbies this week.
The Kirkland welcome waggin' got started on Monday, with lovely labradoodle girl, chocolate-colored Moose. Moose enjoyed roving with all the other doodles in the Big Dog Puppy group, and made lots of new friends. Meanwhile, in Bellevue, Buzz the young Maltipoo got to meet a bunch of new friends - we hope we made him feel welcome and hope to see him again soon.

Tuesday was a very busy day for the Bellevue welcome waggin - they welcomed four newbies! Watson is a yearling Chihuahua who found friends in both canine and human form. Molly is a 3 yar old Yellow Lab, and enjoyed roving with the Bellevue Big Dog Bunch. Nero's a 5 year old Border Collie - he's a little more reserved, but enjoyed making new friends nonetheless. Finally, Filson, a 7 year old Lab, has a great attitude and enjoyed his day with the other big dogs. In Kirkland, the Littles loved meeting 10 month old Corgi, Bella, and made her feel right at home, while the Big Dog Puppy Group enjoyed romping with Heinz 57 (mix), Butters.

Wednesday was a bit calmer, with the Kirkland crew welcoming Murphy, a 9 month old Cavalier King Charles, and Bentley a 4 month old Goldendoodle. Fajita is an 18 month old Shepherd Mix, and found her confidence with the Big Dogs in Bellevue, while Mochi Bella, a 5 month old Corgi, had a blast with her new friends in the Littles.

Henry, the 3 month old Golden Retriever puppy, joined the Kirkland Littles on Thursday. What a charmer! while Bruno, the 3 month old very active Frenchie, made himself zoomed around all the Littles in Bellevue.

Today, Tikka, the year-old Weimaraner, is enjoying her day with the Big Dogs group. She finds their pace to her liking.
Hey, Peeps, don't forget, if you're curious about how we spend our days and you're not quite sure what those report cards really mean, check out the photos and videos our wranglers are posting on the Scampers Facebook page.

Bailey and her Littles
We've added Instagram to our assortment of Social Media tools. Tag or search #scampersdogs and join in the fun.

A budding friendship
in Bellevue
Every once in a while we receive a photo from one of our customers showing us what their beloveds are doing after their day at Scampers.

Jill and Otis allow their favorite
paparazzi to snap this great pic
We have a lot of young families introducing their furbabies to their new human babies - we love sharing those pictures with our newsletter audience! Click here to send your pics in via email.

Luna Blue is taking good care
of her new baby sister, Julia

Morty meets his new Little Brother, Kiernan.
Morty's displaying love ears, gentle forehead wrinkles, soft eyes and a sweet, toothy smile!

Sibling pooches
Bandit and Skye
cuddle after a busy day

Boston was
too pooped to pop!

Sleepy Leo Doodle - which way is up?
Apparently, young English Setter Leica is getting lots of exercise when she comes to Scampers. Here's what she looks like at home.
We have also received some great shots documenting "The Real Reason" you bring your furkids to Scampers.

Pretty Abby G
is helping to unpack
mysterious things at the office.
Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-N-Run, mobile groomer extraordinaire has been serving our clients since we opened our Kirkland shop in 2010.

Chris will make his next visit to serve our Kirkland clients this coming Tuesday, March 27th, and his next visit after that will be Tuesday, April 10th.

For our Bellevue clients, Chris will be visiting our Bellevue shop on Monday, March 19th, and his next visit after that will be April 2nd. As a general rule, he visits Bellevue on alternate Mondays, with the occasional switch when there's a holiday that interferes.

Keep in mind that Chris' grooming schedule often fills up, so it's important to get your reservations in early.
Our boarding facilities at both locations can be very busy, particularly during the holidays. Please remember to get your boarding requests in early to make sure there's room enough for your pooches, and remember, we have accommodation available at both the Kirkland and Bellevue locations.
Why Scampers Boarding Drop Off Times Matter
We ask that boarders be dropped off before noon, although exceptions can be made in case of an emergency.

Arriving at Scampers is very stimulating for your pooches - even after a busy day of adventuring elsewhere - and it takes several hours for the incomers to settle down. And one stimulated pooch means a whole houseful of stimulated pooches.

One of the reasons that Scampers boarding facilities works well for most of our guests is that the guests are good and tired after a day of playing, roving and sniffing. Of course, as we all know, a tired dog is a good dog.
Safety Reminders:
Dogs on Leashes, Pretty Please!
Some dogs jump up on people to greet them, whether the jumpees want to be greeted or not. Others feel the need to protect their owners. Some are just too darned excited to contain themselves and bolt, sometimes in some very surprising directions.

There are so many things that could go awry, and we worry.

For safety's sake, please be sure to have your dogs on leashes and well under control while moving them between your car and our reception area.

If you need to borrow a leash, we always have a loaner leash available in our reception area.
We are hosting a lot of pooches these days, and, believe it or not, we have an awful lot of Look-Alikes! Of course, it's always a good idea to have your furbabies clearly identified, just in case of the unthinkable, but every once in a while our wranglers would so appreciate just a bit of help identifying which one is which, just every once in a while.

Hello, My Name Is...
Please Navigate our Parking Lots with Caution!
Remember, there are dogs crossing. And people. And it's dark and often wet.

And, in our Bellevue lot, which is shared with a car dealership,  we've noticed there are many non-Scampers drivers (some of them have obviously never walked a dog) and, from what we've observed, they're all frustrated Formula 1 drivers.

PLEASE take care when navigating our parking lots, whether you're doing the walking or the driving. We sure don't want any nasty accidents!
Give em a quick stroll first, please!
Remember, arriving at daycare is extra-stimulating. We often have pooches empty out in the lobby because they just can't contain themselves any longer!

If you're bringing your pooch into Scampers after a long car ride, please give them a quick toodle around the bushes or pillars before bringing them inside.

Any poops can be delivered to the green garbage cans - if you need a poop bag, just pop in and ask for one!
We know how much you love your furbabies - that's why you bring them to Scampers, after all. But please remember that very few dogs require more than two meals per day, and for many, one is enough.

We happily provide meal service for very young puppies who really do need a mid-day meal to support their growing bodies, and for dogs whose veterinarians prescribe a mid-day meal, e.g., dogs on certain medications or who have metabolic, gastric, or intestinal conditions; otherwise, however, if your pooch is over 6 months old, please do not bring snacks and meals for them.

Frankly, we're having a tough time staffing for the demand lately, and because so many  on our lunch list don't really need a meal, they're reluctant to eat, and our staffers are hand feeding them, coaxing them, singing to them... They really don't need it, honest!

A gentle reminder that Scampers daycare hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, and our weekend and holiday daycare hours are based on full-day attendance (no half days), and by appointment only,  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please note that, as of December 1, 2017, we have instituted a late pickup fee for dogs picked up after 7:15 pm. Dogs left later than 8 pm will be boarded at our standard rate.
In the case of an emergency, we are able to make the accommodation for extended stay. Please call us, though, to advise.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Very best regards,
Linda Olsen and Stina Hughes 
Scampers Daycamp for Dogs

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